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Random Lake Area Chamber of Commerce • (920) 994-9054 67 Today one can take a quiet drive through Waubeka, the unincorporated village that hugs the North Branch on the Milwaukee River. Visitors find a few taverns and other businesses plus an ac- tive fire department that was founded in 1899. Go back to the 50 years following America's Civil War, and you would dis- cover Waubeka to be one of Ozaukee County's thriving business centers. It took until the 1900s for Waubeka's pop- ulation to be exceeded by Fredonia and Random Lake, newer communities sparked by the railroad's arrival. This Town of Fredonia community bears the name of Chief Waubeka, one of the many Native Americans who lived there in the 1800s. The early history of Waubeka was recorded by Dr. Bernard Cigrand, a native son who contributed to the Port Washington Star newspaper. Many of Cigrand's articles have been collected and edited by Mary Thill. Her three books should be required reading by anyone who wants to learn about the history of Ozaukee County, and Waubeka in particular (for more information con- tact the National Flag Day Foundation in Waubeka). Waubeka W a u b e k a ✪ W a u b e k a ✪ W a u b e k a ✪ W a u b e k a ✪ W a u b e k a "Birthplace of Flag Day" Flag Day celebration at Stony Hill School.

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